Lejay Creme de Cassis de Dijon liqueur (18%)

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Barcode UPC: 3 104691 112152
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

Barcode UPC: 3 104691 112138
Bottle Size: 700 ml

More about Lejay Creme de Cassis (18%)

Produced by: Lejay Lagoute S.A.S.
Owned by: Champagne Henriot
UK distribution by: Not available in UK
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alc./vol: 18%

Proof: 36°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of France France

This reduced sugar version of Lejay’s 20% alc./vol. crème de cassis was developed in 2013 specifically for the U.S. market. Made using traditional Noir de Bourgogne (55%) and Black Down (45%) varieties of blackcurrant, it contains 450 grams of sugar per litre.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 18/04/2014

Appearance:

Clear, deep (almost opaque) maroon red.

Aroma:

Very intense ripe blackberry fruit and blackberry jam. A small amount of water is added to the blend to bring the strength down to 18% alc./vol. and this dilution appears to open up and so intensify the nose.

Taste:

Rich and fruit driven with blackcurrant flavours exploding in the mouth. Very slightly sharp with the intensity of the fruit not quite balanced by the sugar.

Aftertaste:

Long, tongue coating tart jammy bramble fruit.

Overall:

“Lejay Crème de Cassis de Dijon has a little less sugar and a small amount of added water, so making it less rich and syrupy with more intense tartness and a more open expressive aroma. It is perfectly suited to cocktails.”

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